Centers and Institutes
The University of Chicago is home to more than 140 interdisciplinary centers and institutes that bring together scholars from across academic disciplines and around the world to conduct transformative research. Eleven of these centers and institutes are part of the Office of the Provost, and are listed below. For a complete list of the University’s 140+ centers and institutes, please visit https://www.uchicago.edu/research/centers/.
The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics brings together researchers from the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, the Booth School of Business, the Harris School of Public Policy, and the Law School to address difficult economic problems. Using data and cutting-edge analytical tools, researchers put ideas into action to inform key decision-makers.
The Center for Identity + Inclusion engages members of the University community to foster an intentionally diverse and inclusive campus environment that supports the exploration of varied identities and their intersections.
The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality integrates innovations in the study of women, gender, and sexuality into the core research and teaching mission of the University. Scholars facilitate conversations about gender and sexuality through research and academic coursework.
The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture is dedicated to promoting engaged scholarship and debate around the topics of race and ethnicity. Central to the center’s work is the acknowledgement that race and ethnicity intersect with other primary identities such as gender, class, sexuality, and nationality, necessitating the exploration of social and identity divisions within racialized communities.
Court Theatre is the professional theatre of the University of Chicago, dedicated to innovation, inquiry, intellectual engagement, and community service.
The Institute on the Formation of Knowledge unites scholars to study the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day. The institute is a research laboratory and incubator for faculty and visiting scholars, and offers support for affiliated PhD students and post-doctoral scholars.
At the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, researchers from the social, natural, and computational sciences and humanities study the processes that shape global, sustainable urban development. The Institute generates best practices around urban development, while training the next generation.
The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society brings together scholars and practitioners to solve complex humanistic challenges. Through faculty research projects, a global fellows initiative, and exhibitions, the Neubauer Collegium explores novel approaches to complex human questions.
The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago is a site for rigorous inquiry and exchange that encourages the examination of complex issues through the lens of art objects and artistic practice. Through strong community and scholarly partnerships, and the Smart Museum incorporates diverse ideas, identities, and experiences into its exhibitions and collections, academic initiatives, and public programming.
The UChicago Arts landscape is a robust cultural scene where scholars, students, artists, and audiences converge, explore, and create through a suite of initiatives and programs including Arts + Public Life, and its flagship project, the Arts Incubator, the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative, the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.
Established in 1890, the University of Chicago Press disseminates scholarship of the highest standard and publishes serious works that promote education, foster public understanding, and enrich cultural life.